Garber Service: Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement
Car Battery Replacement Near Me in Glendale Heights
Think of your car battery as the heart of the vehicle – without it, your vehicle can’t function. At the Sunrise Chevrolet Service Center in Glendale Heights, we ensure that your vehicle’s battery is operating properly and remains in good condition. Our state-of-the-art service center is equipped with the tools necessary to test your battery and ensure it won’t leave you stranded in your driveway.
Stay ahead of the game by having your battery tested regularly at Sunrise Chevrolet’s service center. Even if your battery is still working, a weak or dying battery can lead to problems elsewhere in the vehicle, so it’s important to catch issues before they become major problems. At Sunrise Chevrolet, we can replace your dying or dead battery with ease, and have you back on the road in no time.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Visit Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights today to have your battery tested. Or schedule an appointment by pressing the button below.
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It may be time to replace your battery if:
- It takes longer for your vehicle to start up
- The Check Engine light comes on
- Random warning lights come on, such as a “low coolant” warning when the coolant isn’t low
You can also check a see-through area on the battery to see the amount of fluid remaining. The lower the fluid is, the closer the battery is to needing to be replaced.
If your battery keeps dying, first check whether you have any accessories or items plugged in that may be draining your battery. Make sure you’re not leaving your lights on when the car is turned off.
The battery may also be dying because of your driving conditions. If the majority of your trips are short, especially in cold weather, there may not be sufficient time for the amperage from the alternator to recharge after exerting power to start the car.
If you’re still having issues, then your battery may be at the end of its usable life and needs to be replaced. Visit the service center at Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights for a battery diagnostics check.
To jump start a car battery, first you need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. Once you have those, jumping the battery can be done in a few simple steps:
- Position the working vehicle close enough together that the jumper cables will reach from one vehicle to another. Make sure both cars are turned off.
- Open the hoods, locate both batteries and their terminals. On the battery, there will be two terminals: a red one marked with a positive (+) sign and a black one marked with a negative (-) sign. NEVER connect the positive (red) part of the jumper cable to a negative (black) battery terminal, or vice versa.
- Find a metal area under the hood of the vehicle with the dead battery; you’ll need to connect one of the jumpers to this spot later.
- Connect a positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Then connect the other positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.
- Connect a negative (black) jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery.
- Connect the other negative (black) jumper cable to the metal area of the vehicle with the dead battery that you identified in step three. You can use any metal surface as long as it’s not too close to the battery. The side of the car should suffice in most cases.
- Start the car with the good battery and wait approximately two to five minutes for the other car’s battery to charge.
- Start the car with the bad battery. If the car starts, remove the jumper cables starting with the negative (black) clamps. If the car doesn’t start, wait a few more minutes for the dead battery to get more juice.